DOJ Can Withhold Docs In $1.5B Superfund Row: 7th Circ.

Law360, Chicago (February 20, 2013, 4:27 PM EST) -- The Seventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Justice does not have to turn over documents demanded in a Freedom of Information Act suit stemming from litigation over an estimated $1.5 billion cleanup at Wisconsin's Lower Fox River Superfund site, finding the papers are privileged.

Reversing a Wisconsin federal judge's ruling, the three-judge appeals panel found that the information requested by packaging company Menasha Corp. and the Neenah-Menasha Sewerage Commission as part of their challenge to the federal government's proposed $4.5 million contribution to...
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